Disguised as men, they fought with the others for their cause. Some women are know for their amazing act during the Civil War, the more notable of them include Harriet Beecher Stowe who was a abolitionist, and also the writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Lucretia Mott an abolitionist as well who fought also for women’s rights. The wife of Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, was the First Lady during the Civil War and was a prominent figure of her era. Harriet Tubman who was a runaway slave who became a conductor in the underground railroad.
She studied under Ann Preston, the first female dean of Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, during Cole’s time there. The primary issue that several people had with her work was her duty as a sanitary visitor. Some did not see the purpose of having a sanitary visitor since he/she would not be providing the poor with the tools they need instead just informing them on how to stay sanitary. Cole faced many challenges and barriers during her career as a physician. In the 1860s, the United States was just adjusting to the end of the Civil War and African Americans were free but not treated equally.
Throughout her life, Harriet Tubman was a slave, nurse, spy, and a crucial aspect of the Underground Railroad. Helping to get people out of slavery and into freedom, Tubman changed the lives of many people. Before her tragic death in March of 1913, Harriet spent her later years supporting the poor individuals who were once slaves. Her great actions as an individual and charismatic qualities are what separated her and made her stand out. The things we discovered and acknowledged about Harriet Tubman will forever live on.
Harriett led a challenging life and relied on her faith in God to assist her in her freedom and freedom of others. Harriett had dreams of running away and was inspired by a fellow slave Nat Turner to finally make the journey. During her childhood she was hit in the head with a rock causing symptoms of narcolepsy which led to further complications in her path to freedom. She was given information about the underground railroad leading her to freedom, including to follow the North star, the side of the tree the moss grows on and to use the river to her benefit losing her sent for the dogs that would begin hunting her. She finally made it to Philadelphia and claimed her
Women were expected to stay home as the men in their life left for the war. A female becoming a soldier or a spy or any kind of person that helped throughout these battles was unheard of. But there were so many women that did, some disguised and some not. The role that women held in the American Civil War was paramount, even more than the role men had. Women during the time of war proved that the expectations of society weren’t always the reality.
Paragraph 1; Introduction “I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.” said Harriet Tubman. She lived by this. When she was twenty nine Tubman ran away from slavery on her own and she freed approximately 300 other slaves. Also, she led an armed expedition during the Civil War and she was the first woman who did that. Harriet Tubman should be honored with the ACI Life Time Achievement Award because of the bravery she has shown in her journey to freedom, her inspiring ideals, and her fight to free and save others.
Spies, war nurses, and soldiers are what you’d expect to read in your favorite fictional stories. However, they actually existed in our own history. Furthermore, to the surprise of many, women were the ones called to fill these roles. Without their contributions during the American Revolution, many men would have starved, been killed in combat or from disease, or would have been captured by enemy camps. These women sacrificed themselves for the good of their country, whichever army that may be.
This act reveals her selfless nature and her desire to alter the path that Shelby seems to have set out for her family. Further, this action marks the time in which she ends her existence as property and begins her life as a conscious being who must act and think for herself. Additionally, her pursuit, though it initially began in defense of her son, also commences her journey of discovery where she learns the truth of slavery and the joys of freedom. Eliza’s success comes not only from her own efforts, but with the help of Mrs. Shelby. She contributes to Eliza’s escape by delaying Haley’s search for her and Harry (39).
It pains me to tell you the truth, and I will do it honestly, let it cost me what it may. I will not try to screen myself behind the plea of compulsion from a master; for it was not so. Neither can I plead ignorance and thoughtlessness.” (827) In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Jacobs has a hard time with rejogging the memories of sexual oppression from her master. Although Jacobs is not too comfortable with discussing the incidents with the world, her honest confessions of this mistreatment is a way of arguing against slavery. Jacobs’ life as a female slave forced her to do such things, that she could
Marjane also comes to a realization about the difference in social classes for her maid, Mehri. She thinks about a time when Mehri had fallen in love, but because their social classes were very different, Marjane’s father steps in the way and stops the romance between the two. Marjane gets frustrated at her father's decisions and ask him why their love was impossible, her father replies, “ Because in this country you must stay within your own social class.” (Satrapi 37). Marjane's perspective on social classes affects her perspective of the revolution. She believes that social classes was simply the reason for the revolution in the beginning.